Mary E. Tritch

November 01, 1928 - January 20, 2021

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Saturday, March 06, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Stroh Church of Christ, 4540 S 1100 W, Hudson


Saturday, March 06, 3:00 PM
Stroh Church of Christ, 4540 S 1100 W, Hudson


Mary Elizabeth Tritch, 92, of Hudson passed from this life to glory on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, with family by her side.

Mary Elizabeth Zegelien was born November 1, 1928 in Pontiac, Michigan, to Frederick and Ruth Zegelien, as the seventh of fourteen children.

She married Richard Fredrick Tritch on November 21, 1959 in Pontiac. They celebrated 50 years of marriage, before his passing in 2009. The couple made their home on the family farm in rural Steuben County, Indiana. Together, Dick & Mary raised three sons; Mark, John and Tim.

Mary graduated from Capac High School and Baptist Bible Institute. She worked at several children’s homes after finishing school. After marrying, she became a homemaker and dedicated her life to raising her sons. She volunteered much of her time, especially for church functions at Stroh Church of Christ, where she was a member. She participated in Ladies Aid where she served as president for a time, helped with Vacation Bible School, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and faithfully attended God’s Senior Servants.

Mary loved to sew, and after having sons, was delighted when her first four grandchildren were girls. For many years she made them beautiful dresses for Christmas and Easter, with lots of lace and ruffles. She hand-made many lovely gifts in her lifetime including cross-stitched and embroidered items, oil paintings, and crocheted blankets. She kept a large vegetable garden, and especially loved her flower garden.

Most of all, Mary loved her family. All three sons eventually built homes on properties that adjoined the farm, where Mary lived until her passing. When her grandchildren were young, they enjoyed walking through the fields to visit. The whole family looked forward to Sunday dinners together at the farm. She was most proud that her children and grandchildren know Christ as their personal Savior, and are raising her great-grandchildren to know and love the Lord.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dick; brothers Roy, Raymond, Dorman, Bill, Duane, Don and Leland; sisters Ruth and Emma; and infant siblings Russel and Marian.

Mary is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark & Deana Tritch, John & Jenny Tritch, Tim & Missy Tritch; an “adopted” son and daughter, David & Norene Keller; ten grandchildren and their spouses, Megan & Ian Delaney, Kristin & Dan Taylor, Adam Tritch, Mandy & Blaine Williams, Erin & David Weilein, Dustin & Alyssa Tritch, Ashlynn Tritch, Jake & Whitney Wyatt, Morgan & Mary Tritch, Anna & Brad Dickinson; 12 great-grandchildren, Eleanor Delaney, Heaven, Harmony, Maverick and Serenity Taylor, Johnathan and Harrison Williams, Nathaniel, Elliahna, Sharlette and Darin Weilein, William Dickinson; her sisters, Alma Locke and Bette Osif; and many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held for Mary’s immediate family.

A Celebration of Life Service has been set for Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 3 p.m. at the Stroh Church of Christ.

Visitation is Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials may be made to Stroh Church of Christ.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Brad Gregory
February 1st, 2021 11:32pm
Danville, Indiana

Mark, John, Tim and families, Think back to 4H days to remember me. My mom told me about the home going of your mom. I want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marcia Heller
January 27th, 2021 11:02pm

Mandy, I enjoyed meeting your grandmother at Maplewood. What a great lady! Please accept my condolences.

Bette osif
January 27th, 2021 9:06pm

Prayers for all, i will miss my sister, but know she is with her LOrd and family.

Linda Zegelien Vegh
January 26th, 2021 10:22pm
White Lake, Mi

I'll miss you Aunt Mary, til we meet again. Mark, John and Tim, I'm sending comfort and healing prayers to you and all of your families. I'll always have good memories of the times I got to spend at the farm.

Sheryl Robinson
January 26th, 2021 2:24pm
Royal Oak, MI

I will miss you Aunt Mary,but we will meet again in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏❤️

Christina Gomoll
January 26th, 2021 6:21am
Hazel Park

Much love and prayers for you all ❤️🙏❤️🙏

Amy Poe
January 25th, 2021 6:35am

We will miss you Grandma! Love Amy and Ethan

Kevin and Dana Stayner
January 24th, 2021 1:54pm

To Mark, John and Tim and families. We are sorry for your loss. Moms are special people.

Karen Fox
January 24th, 2021 2:39am
Rome City

What a wonderful woman of God Aunt Mary was. Thinking of you Mark, John and Tim and your families. Our deepest sympathies, Karen and Pat

Holly Stewart
January 23rd, 2021 9:03pm
Hudson, Indiana

Mary will be forever in our hearts! I will miss seeing her every Sunday morning. I have already missed her Sunday morning hugs thanks to Covid. Prayers for the family. Until we meet again...

Mark and Deana Tritch
January 23rd, 2021 8:38pm

Missing you, Mom.